Siobhan Bell is the DJ you should know about
Siobhan Bell is a force to be wreakened with – I’ve witnessed firsthand how her work can transform the entire vibe of an event, everyone dancing and vibing out to her mix of music. Siobhan credits her London upbringing for helping her find her sound. Hailing from Europe, Siobhan’s been introduced to an eclectic sound of music including R&B, Reggae, House, grime, and more. Read our Exclusive Interview with Siobhan Bell below.
When did you first fall in love with music?
I’ve been in music from a young age. Growing up, my parents, who were quite young themselves, introduced me to the sounds of the 80s and 90s, from Missy Elliot and Mary J. Blige and being from Britain of course the Spice Girls. I remember my grandma had a record/ tape player, and I would record music from the radio using a tape recorder. Those moments shaped my love for music.
Top 5 rappers of all time
Drake, because there isn’t one bad Drake song. Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Don Toliver, and Lil Wayne.
You have DJed so many iconic parties throughout the years. What has been the most iconic party moment in your mind?
The craziest story you wouldn’t even believe me lol! One time I DJed at Château Marmont for Rita Ora, just before the new year, Vas Morgan always throws the best Hollywood parties. We were in a small room, sharing affirmations. I voiced mine among stars like Cara Delevingne, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, and more. It was truly iconic.
Which city turns up the most?
London of course! My hometown.
You are delivering the music for F1. What can we expect and where will the cool gurls be partying that weekend?
This will be my first F1 experience, and I’m sure it’ll be crazy because it’s in Vegas, so I anticipate non-stop parties. Catch me spinning on the F1 official track and at the famous Sphere. Anywhere I’m at is where the real party’s at!
How did your remix with Diddy come about and can we expect any other remixes in the future or musical collaborations?
I collaborated with Diddy’s artist, Jozzy, on a remix for her Deluxe album ‘Commotion x Nice and Slow.’ and Diddy loved it. I was also with him in the studio when he worked on his LOVE album and I did an “Act Bad” flip with Pharrell’s “Frontin’” I was just running some ideas and he loved it. We created another remix to “Pick Up” feat. Jacques and Fabolous with Ashanti’s “Baby” which should be out later this month.
What’s your beauty philosophy?
A skincare routine is essential. With the lifestyle of traveling a lot for my career, good skin care is important.
How are you combining fashion and music creating your own lane?
I’m fortunate enough to have been involved in the fashion scene for over a decade, investing in attending every Fashion Week and immersing myself in the world of style. I also come from London, one of the capital of fashion.
Fashion and music have always intertwined; 90s R&B, in particular, influenced me greatly. Icons like Lil’ Kim and Aaliyah inspired my sense of style. I knew about Chanel and Dior after seeing it on Lil Kim and Foxy Brown from seeing the brands in their photoshoots and hearing them in song lyrics. I also want to look fly when I’m DJing so I naturally always combine my two loves of fashion and music.
What’s next for you?
I’m focusing on my production work, so I’m gonna be spending the next year in the studio heavily. Expect fewer DJ sets as I channel my energy into my upcoming project. I’m in the midst of working on it right now.